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I made these 2 jewelry boxes as Christmas gifts for my daughters last year. They are made out of Jatoba and the lids are bird’s eye maple(adjacent cuts from the same stock). It was a great feeling when I watched my daughters open their gifts.

I had a lot of fun making them with the exception of cutting my thumb at the table saw. The jatoba had a tendancy to curve towards the blade when I was ripping it to thickness. I was using a push stick with my right hand but I reached over the blade with my left to push the wood against the fence to avoid kick-back and when I looked back at my right hand I accidently lowered my left and and dropped my thumb on top of the blade. I have a nasty scar but the thumb is still fully functional with a numb spot on it, which is a handy (no pun intended) remiinder. I now have 2 magnetic push sticks at my table saw at all times!! I was very fortunate & learned a big lesson!!

-- PS. "Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they're yours." R. Bach





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bigike

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#1 posted 1560 days ago

very nice work! ;) sorry to hear about the nick, i got one too on my index finger same thing reachin into the blade with no push stick and i was rushing to get what i was doing done wrong thing to do. ;(

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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woodworm

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#2 posted 1560 days ago

Nice looking jewelry box.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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donjoe

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#3 posted 1560 days ago

Great boxes. Glad you were not hurt any worse than you are.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#4 posted 1551 days ago

fine looking boxes you have done

Dennis

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